The Proper Cleaning of Hard Contact LensesWritten by Tim Gorman
Hard contact lenses are made of a material called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). It is rigid and unlike soft contact lenses, does not contain much water. For this reason cleaning and upkeep of hard contact lenses differs somewhat from that of their soft counterparts.
Upon purchasing a pair of hard lenses, it is important to be sure that as wearer, you have an extremely good understanding of how to care for your hard lenses. High on your list of priorities should be your choice of hard contact lens cleaner.
It goes without saying that before handling your hard lenses you must wash your hands thoroughly with soap. An antibacterial soap is most appropriate choice but any will do just as long as it doesn't contain fragrance.
Next step is to remove lens from your eye with utmost care and gingerly put it in center of your hand. Now it's time to get out your hard contact lens cleaner. Take lens cleaner and apply approximately two to four drops (depending on how dirty it is) to lens. In a delicate manner work solution into hard lens for a period of around thirty seconds. Don't overdo it or you could tear lens.
Pretty in Pink Contact LensesWritten by Tim Gorman
Want a different eye color than one you were born with? No longer does anyone have to be satisfied with what biology gave them. Pink contact lenses, along with other colors, have found their way into market and they are making quite a splash! Pink contact lenses are mainly worn for cosmetic purposes and generally are not for those needing a prescription to improve eyesight problems. Although it must be said that pink contact lenses still must be fitted by a professional eye care specialist and all lens wearers must follow same cleaning procedures as regular contact lens wearers do. Pink contact lenses are in a category all their own- meant for effect and to alter one's eye appearance, say for example for a special night out. Many people go pretty in pink contact lens route just because they want to show some variety and have some fun.